Kurenai wrote:That's terrible to hear. One tip: if you can get a livestock guarding dog... there could even be 10 coyotes. Those dogs fight bears etc. There's a downside too, you would probably have to keep the dog separated during the day if there's lots of visitors etc. They ARE friendly dogs but they have to get to know visitors first for a few days, otherwise they won't let em enter the property. If you get one as a pup and he/she grows up with the other dogs/cats/horses it will always protect them.
It's what farmers use around Europe against wolf packs and bears. It works perfectly.
That's my personal plan down the road. Unfortunately there's a lot of hustle and bustle at the barn, so it may not work great for now...though I may bring it up. Who doesn't want a Great Pyrenees watching over the "flock"?